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The intermountain region’s first ever Managing Hearing Loss in Children
conference will be held this Friday, September 24, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
at Terra Resort, Teton Village, WY
The conference, sponsored by St. John’s Medical Center Foundation,
is hosted by the Pediatric Audiology Project. The mission of the Pediatric
Audiology Project is to advocate for the needs of children with hearing
loss for optimal success at school, at home and in building relationships.
Berte Hirschfield, MSE, is founder of this newly formed organization and
is the grandmother of two children with hearing loss living in Teton County.
The conference speakers are experts in their field. Jane Madell, PhD has
been a pediatric audiologist for more than 40 years. She is a certified
audiologist, speech-language pathologist and LSLS auditory verbal therapist.
Her clinical and research interests have been in the area of evaluation
of hearing in infants and young children, management of hearing loss in
children, selection and management of amplification, including cochlear
implants and FM systems, and evaluation and management of auditory processing
disorders. Dr. Madell has published 3 books, 16 book chapters, and numerous
Nancy Caleffe-Schenck, MEd is internationally renowned for her practical
approach in guiding parents, teaching children and adults, and training
professionals in developing spoken language through listening. She is
a teacher of the deaf, certified Audiologist and LSLS certified Auditory-Verbal
Therapist. She has produced several teaching tools.
Karen Anderson, PhD is an educational audiologist who has extensive experience
in early hearing loss detection and intervention. She is renowned for
her research in classroom acoustics and for the development of functional
checklists for children with hearing loss.
Martin Trott, MD, FACS is St. John’s Ear, Nose and Throat specialist
in Jackson, Wyoming. He completed Otolaryngolgy-Head and Neck Surgery
training at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is Vice Chief of Staff
at St. John’s Medical Center. His interests include Pediatric ENT,
Allergy and Thyroid Surgery.
Learning outcomes from the conference will include: ability to select appropriate
evaluation tests, identification of children who can benefit from technology,
how to guide and coach parents, how to incorporate auditory learning in
the classroom and how to advocate for children with hearing loss in schools,
at home and in building relationships.
To register or to learn more about the conference please call 307-739-7529.